One year full-time, two years part-time Distance learning option available
This programme provides a stimulating environment in which the curiosity about race, culture and ethnicity and management of mental health issues can be explored in the spirit of advancing knowledge and education. It addresses the current gap in training professionals working in multi-cultural populations where mental health issues are important.
This programme is particularly beneficial to mental health professionals, and people who would like to develop cultural competency skills in order to improve quality of care to culturally diverse populations in diverse cultural contexts.
Students will learn how to improve their assessment of mental health problems. The specific strength of the MSc is that, students will develop a knowledge base derived from social anthropological, medical, sociological, epidemiological and pharmacological understanding of the presentation, expression and management of distress amongst Black and Ethnic minorities.
The MSc programme includes three modules, each lasting 12 weeks, and each with 12 core teaching and learning days. These are complemented by a half-day work placement for Module 1 and 2 to develop better practices in real clinical settings. Students prepare a report on this as part of the programme assessment for Modules 1 and 2. There are also PBL sessions (one a week), and time is required to read two key references each week and provide a précis each week.
Pathway Option (a full-time programme of study is preferred):
* Full-time: all three modules are completed in one year
* Part-time: the first two modules are completed in year one, with the third (research module) being completed in year two. This offers the option of undertaking a more protracted piece of research which requires a longer period of time to complete
* Full-time: both modules are completed in year 1
* Part-time: one module is completed each year
* Full-time: completion in one term
Module 1: Practice placement plan, research or literature review plan, tutor's assessment report on PBL write ups, oral and written examination.
Module 2: Practice placement report, pilot study report for the main study, student presentation, tutor's assessment report on PBL write ups and oral and written examination.
Module 3: Tutor's assessment report on PBL write ups and attendance, grant writing report, dissertation (10-15,000 words), supporting publications and written examination